First Annual Novel Novice Holiday Shopping Guide: Part V

Today is our final post in our five-part shopping guide, where you can find book recommendations for just about everyone on your shopping list! (For parts I-IV, click here.)

Below you’ll find links to some of the year’s hottest and most desirable boxed sets. Enjoy!


Blue Bloods 3-Book Boxed Set by Melissa De La Cruz

Blue Bloods:  
Within New York City’s most elite families, there lurks a secret society: its members are powerful, wealthy – and unhuman.  They are the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires.
Schuyler wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires, and travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help – her grandfather.  Meanwhile, back in New York, glamorous Blue Bloods prepare for the Four Hundred Ball – but it’s at the after-party masquerade that the real danger lurks.  
Schuyler’s heritage is under scrutiny: is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is the sinister Silver Blood coursing through her veins? 

Uglies (Boxed Set): Uglies, Pretties, Specials (The Uglies) by Scott Westerfeld

Playing on every teen’s passionate desire to look as good as everybody else, Scott Westerfeld projects a future world in which a compulsory operation at sixteen wipes out physical differences and makes everyone pretty by conforming to an ideal standard of beauty. The “New Pretties” are then free to play and party, while the younger “Uglies” look on enviously and spend the time before their own transformations in plotting mischievous tricks against their elders.

The Hunger Games Trilogy  box set by Suzanne Collins

The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in a boxset edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Teenager Clary discovers she can see supernatural beings that no one else can, gets drawn into the world of the Shadowhunters (teens who kill demons and monsters) and learns that her mother, Jocelyn, is somehow mysteriously connected to all the strange happenings around her. Then, Jocelyn is kidnapped. She is the only person who knows the whereabouts of The Mortal Cup, a dangerous magical item that turns humans into Shadowhunters. Clary must find the cup and keep it from a renegade sector of Shadowhunters bent on eliminating all nonhumans, including benevolent werewolves and friendly vampires.

Maximum Ride Box Set (Maximum Ride, School’s Out Forever, Saving the World) by James Patterson

 The series chronicles the lives of six human/avian fugitives. Bred in a science lab called ‘The School’, the ‘Flock’ endured scientific experiments that rendered them 98% human and 2% avian. Through the first three books of the Maximum Ride series, the Flock spends much of their time running from human-lupine hybrids created by the School called ‘Erasers’.

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